When I learnt that 6.15 million people in the world have contracted the novel Covid-19 disease and 374,000 people have died of Covid-19, I was shocked. Even though so many people are getting infected, many people still do not follow the social distancing rules or wear face masks in public places, and this is not just a concern of mine, but for many other people also. This very clearly causes more community spread and leads to more Covid-19 cases, I wanted to help people from being infected from the Covid-19 through an online platform that would control and display is places were following social distancing guidelines.
What it does
My mobile app, conTRAC, has two main components: an accurate database of information about public locations following Covid-19 safety rules and the ability for users to tag / leave reviews about locations. As I could not complete the mobile app development, I created a website with a built-in calculator that can show the risk of getting infected by infectious diseases. The calculator takes three inputs - A location's number of Covid-19 infections, deaths, and if your location is following the Covid-19 rules. It then calculates (just a prototype) whether your location is at risk.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I am proud of developing a solution for consumers to safely visit a location knowing it is safe to go. I'm also proud of myself for creating a website in little time and for helping people for being exposed to an infectious diseases. Over the past week, I surveyed over 50 friends and family to confirm the need for an app like conTRAC. The survey validated the problem of not having access to data regarding Covid-19 safety at public locations. I also developed mock ups to visually represent how my mobile app would look like and work. Validating the user needs and developing the mocks were the most important steps to build my app.
What I learned
What's next for conTRAC
For the app development, I plan to learn how to use Swift and xcode and start using it next week. For the users, currently, I don’t have a way to verify if the reviews left by an user is true. In the future, I want to include a leaderboard that showcases and highlights users of conTRAC that are very active and provide the most valuable feedback.